WSR 07-08-036

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL


[ Filed March 27, 2007, 3:05 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 357-31-480 Is parental leave in addition to any leave for sickness or temporary disability because of pregnancy and/or childbirth?

Hearing Location(s): Department of Personnel, 2828 Capitol Boulevard, Tumwater, WA, on May 10, 2007, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 10, 2007.

Submit Written Comments to: Connie Goff, Department of Personnel, P.O. Box 47500, e-mail connieg@dop.wa.gov, fax (360) 586-4694 by May 4, 2007. FOR DOP TRACKING PURPOSES PLEASE NOTE ON SUBMITTED COMMENTS "FORMAL COMMENT."

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact department of personnel by May 4, 2007, TTY (360) 753-4107 or (360) 586-8260.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This change is housekeeping in nature.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 41.06 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 41.06.150.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Department of personnel, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Connie Goff, 521 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-6250; Implementation and Enforcement: Department of personnel.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not required.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

March 27, 2007

Eva N. Santos

Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-08-140, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 357-31-480   Is parental leave in addition to any leave for sickness or temporary disability because of pregnancy and/or childbirth?   Under RCW ((49.78.005)) 49.78.390, the family leave required by ((U.S.C. 29.2612 (a)(1)(A) and (B) of)) the federal family and medical leave act of 1993 (Act Feb. 5, 1993, P.L. 103-3, 107 Stat. 6) must be in addition to any leave for sickness or temporary disability because of pregnancy or childbirth as provided in WAC 357-31-500.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-08-140, 357-31-480, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]

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